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Noise Barriers Construction Trends

Material Average Unit Cost By Height

Material Average Unit
(2004 $/Square Foot)
Height Concrete Block Wood Metal Berm Brick Combination Absorptive All Mat'ls
>=30 feet 23 6 5 0 1 0 10 0 14
27-29 feet 25 0 0 0 0 0 15 23 23
24-26 feet 17 17 20 21 2 0 12 15 17
21-23 feet 26 29 30 0 4 0 12 21 25
18-20 feet 27 27 14 12 10 20 17 23 24
15-17 feet 21 23 19 14 5 26 15 29 20
12-14 feet 23 18 19 14 5 20 20 23 20
9-11 feet 24 22 16 23 5 32 18 37 21
6-8 feet 22 18 19 20 6 31 20 21 19
<6 feet 22 21 17 31 12 0 44 106 21
ALL 24 21 18 16 6 25 17 24 21

NOTE: Square feet of noise barriers constructed with 'Other' materials - 1,811,622
Costing approximately - $29 per square foot.

Updated: 7/14/2011
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